Peter Thiel

Palmer Luckey Is Just Getting Started

WIRED ICON<p><b>Peter Thiel</b>, Cofounder of PayPal and Palantir, prominent libertarian<p>NOMINATES<p><b>Palmer Luckey</b>, Founder of Oculus and Anduril<p>Peter Thiel …

Angry Birds

The Tiny Nations Plotting to Become Tax Havens for Cryptocurrencies

Payday won’t be the same next year for the soccer players of Gibraltar United, a team in the premier division of the sport’s league in the British …

Tax Havens

UPDATE 1-India's largest hotel chain OYO to expand into Britain

© Reuters. UPDATE 1-India's largest hotel chain OYO to expand into Britain<p>* Britain to be OYO's first move outside Asia<p>* OYO aims to have hotels in …

SoftBank Group

Your Best Ideas Are the Ones No One Else Believes in

Airbnb, Rent the Runway and Foursquare all seemed odd -- or even off-putting -- at first glance.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As you consider new ideas for your next project or business, give extra credence to the things you believe to be true that others doubt. The …

Startups

How To Develop Your Competitive Advantage

How do you define and convey your competitive advantages to potential investors as a startup?<p>As described in my book, <i>The Art of Startup Fundraising</i>, knowing your competitive advantages as a founding team and venture is key to securing funding as a startup. Some entrepreneurs have a very clear …

Entrepreneurship

AI Foundation Raises $10 Million From Endeavor, Founders Fund, Others – Variety

Courtesy of AI Foundation<p>Endeavor is among the investors in AI Foundation’s $10 million initial round of funding, fueling the artificial-intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

OPINION: Silicon Valley Oligarchs Break Public Trust With Leftist Agendas

2:26 PM 09/18/2018<p>Let me say up front: I’m a free-market libertarian, and I never advocate for more regulation — mainly because it doesn’t work and …

Conservative View

How the Internet Gave All of Us Superpowers

Somewhere around 1997 I was filling my car with gas, and I spotted a web address on a small orange sticker on the pump. It was an ad of some kind; I …

San Francisco

Peter Thiel’s argument that Silicon Valley has been ‘brainwashed’ by higher education is tired

Billionaire VC Peter Thiel has largely flown under the radar since raising his hand to support Donald Trump’s presidential bid, then working with Trump’s administration to fill some of its many vacant positions. The association made him deeply unpopular in Silicon Valley, though he says says people …

Silicon Valley

Trumid, a bond trading startup backed by George Soros and Peter Thiel, just landed $53 million in fresh funding

captionTrumid, a fintech startup, has raised $53 million in a new funding round.sourceShutterstock.com<p><b>Trading startup Trumid has raised $53 million</b> …

George Soros

The WIRED 25th Anniversary Issue: Letter from the Editor

<b>“Why WIRED?</b> Because the Digital Revolution is whipping through our lives like a Bengali typhoon—while the mainstream media is still groping for the …

Jony Ive

Why DNA Is the Most Exciting Programming Language Today

WIRED ICON<p><b>Sean Parker</b>, Napster cofounder<p>NOMINATES<p><b>Alex Marson</b>, biologist and infectious disease doctor at UC San Francisco<p>When Sean Parker was young, …

San Francisco

10 Must-Read Books for CTOs

A great CTO (chief technology officer) has always got to stay on top of their game. When you’re in an industry that’s constantly and rapidly …

Entrepreneurship

Bustle Owner Plans to Double Down on Gawker

The company is planning to hire “dozens” of writers and editors ahead of next year’s relaunch, and is scouting other acquisitions<p>By<p>Benjamin Mullin<p>Benjamin Mullin<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@benmullin<p>benjamin.mullin@wsj.com<p>Armed with a new round of venture funding, Gawker’s new owner is planning …

Mergers & Acquisitions

Give People Some (Micro) Credit—and Transform Their Lives

WIRED ICON<p><b>Melinda Gates</b>, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation<p>NOMINATES<p><b>Shivani Siroya</b>, founder and CEO of Tala, which grants small loans to …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Tesla faces Justice Department criminal investigation over Elon Musk's tweets

Federal prosecutors are investigating Tesla after CEO Elon Musk's short-lived campaign to take the company private.<p>The U.S. Justice Department launched the probe after Musk stunned investors in August by tweeting he had "funding secured" to turn the electric-vehicle maker into a private …

Tesla

Marc Benioff Bets on Cleanup Tech for Ocean Trash

WIRED ICON<p><b>Marc Benioff</b>, founder, chair, and co-CEO of Salesforce<p>NOMINATS<p><b>Boyan Slat</b>, founder of Ocean Cleanup<p>As a boy tinkerer in the Netherlands, …

Marc Benioff

OK, So Maybe Not All MBA Entrepreneurs Are Doomed To Fail

<i>“As much as possible, avoid hiring MBA’s. MBA programs don’t teach people how to create companies … our position is that we hire someone in spite of an MBA, not because of one.”</i><p><b>Elon Musk, Founder Tesla Motors and SpaceX</b><p>MBA’s are an easy target for entrepreneurs’ scorn. As Peter Thiel, Co-founder of …

Entrepreneurship

E.T. Hunters Join Forces to Probe the Heavens

WIRED ICON<p><b>Jill Tarter</b>, cofounder of the SETI Institute<p>NOMINATES<p><b>Margaret Turnbull</b>, astronomer investigating alien biology<p>When she met Jill Tarter more …

Paranormal

Axios AM

1 big thing: Monday's hearing of a lifetime<p><b>Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh</b> was asked privately yesterday about what past girlfriends …

Game of Thrones

College Is Probably the Right Choice, Unless You're an Aspiring Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg are all college dropouts, and they built wildly successful businesses. So how valuable is a college degree today if you want to be an entrepreneur?<p>According to the latest reports, there's a $1.5 trillion dollar student debt crisis. More than 44.2 million …

College & University

The Ocean Cleanup Launches System 001

It’s around 11:45 a.m. on September 8, a perfect-as-usual Saturday along Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. The waterfront is already packed with tourists, their happy chatter intermittently overtaken by the barks of the famous sea lion horde over on Pier 39’s K-Dock. Nearby, a crowd of some …

The Ocean Cleanup

The Origins of America’s Enduring Divisions

“To write history is to make an argument by telling a story,” Jill Lepore once explained. And the argument a historian makes about America’s long, …

Liberal View

Peter Thiel: Silicon Valley is 'not as liberal as it looks,' was 'brainwashed' by higher education

PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel doesn't believe Silicon Valley is as liberal as people think it is, but one would never know it due to a left wing "conformity problem" caused by higher education.<p>"I do think Silicon Valley at this point has a bit of a conformity problem," Thiel …

Silicon Valley

Peter Thiel: Crypto vs AI Dichotomy Will Determine the Future of Humanity

<b>From time to time we all need a reminder that Bitcoin is much more than just an asset that can be checked on a daily price chart. Peter Thiel reveals</b> …

Bitcoin Cash

How I Grew from 0 to 10,000 Views a Month and How You Can Too

5 Lessons Learned from a Year of Writing and Publishing<p>This week I celebrate my first year of actively writing and publishing online 😄<p><b>It’s been an</b> …

Peter Thiel

8 Books That’ll Help You Earn Your First Million

What would you do if you were obscenely wealthy? And before you start the whole, “Money doesn’t matter” trip, just humor us here. How would you spend …

Stock Markets

The tech elite is making a power-grab for public education

Ben Williamson<p>In the same week that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced a major move into education provision, the FBI issued a stark warning about …

Jeff Bezos

Peter Thiel says higher ed has 'brainwashed' Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley

Army Futures Command Must Perform Miracles

When the idea for an Army Futures Command was first broached by Chief of Staff General Mark Milley and then acting Secretary Ryan McCarthy at the …

U.S. Dept. of Defense